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Megan Schrader

State Government Reporter

  • Ballot Countdown: Election news and notes

    Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    Beauprez decries 'misleading' ad Bob Beauprez, the Republican candidate for governor, sent a cease-and-desist letter to television stations this week asking that a negative ad alleging he worked in Congress to favor his banking business be taken down as "false and misleading." The ad...

  • Oil and gas task force meets for first time Thursday

    Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    Gov. John Hickenlooper's newly formed task force to address the local control conflict with the oil and gas industry is meeting for the first time Thursday in an all-day marathon of a session that begins at 10 a.m. All of the meetings will be open to the public and can be listened to...

  • Colorado Springs voters grill governor, but are 'pleasant' hosts to Hickenlooper

    Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    Gov. John Hickenlooper answered some tough questions from voters Wednesday night in northern Colorado Springs, but he mostly was on the receiving end of compliments for his leadership in economic development, the good work of his cabinet members and even for his support of the City for...

  • Education dominates conversation with GOP candidate for governor

    Updated: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    The two dozen or so people who showed up in Colorado Springs on Tuesday night to chat with Bob Beauprez, the Republican candidate for Colorado governor, had an intimate setting to ask him about anything and everything, but education concerns dominated the conversation. Donna Nelson,...

  • Hickenlooper marks one-year anniversary of Fort Lyon homeless program

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    The idea that a former minimum security prison in a remote part of Colorado would be a good spot to treat the chronically homeless had its share of doubters. But exactly a year after Fort Lyon opened near Las Animas in southeast Colorado, almost 250 people are living there, working...

  • Beauprez to meet voters in Colorado Springs Tuesday

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    Republican candidate for governor, Bob Beauprez, will meet with voters Tuesday night in Colorado Springs at a meet and greet hosted by the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance. Beauprez will open up the event at 4 p.m. with short remarks about his candidacy and then voters...

  • History Colorado makes its way to Colorado Springs on Monday

    Updated: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    History Colorado officials will be in Colorado Springs on Monday to gather ideas and suggestions from residents as the state updates its plan to preserve Colorado's most important historical sites and resources. "The basis for the meeting is we are doing our 5-year update on the...

  • Ballot Countdown: Election news and notes

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    Halter again pushes Lamborn to debate Congressional candidate Irv Halter dropped off more than 500 letters Friday at U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn's Colorado Springs office, hoping to persuade his opponent to agree to a political debate. Lamborn has repeatedly turned down invitations to...

  • Hickenlooper releases new TV ad, stays positive

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Gov. John Hickenlooper released his second television ad on Friday that will be played on network and cable stations across the state. Despite the onslaught of negative ads going after the governor, most funded by outside interest groups, he’s still keeping his message positive....

  • Poll indicates more trouble for Colorado Democrats; Gardner with big edge on Udall

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Another poll released by Quinnipiac University on Thursday spells trouble for Colorado's Democratic incumbents. The poll puts U.S. Sen. Mark Udall 8 percentage points behind U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, the Republican from Yuma who is trying to change congressional chambers in the Nov. 4...